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Comment by Gary in SE Wisconsin on Beware Fake Tech Support Scammers (February 19, 2017 07:32 AM)
simple solution - answering machine - never fails!...
Comment by John jB on Beware Fake Tech Support Scammers (February 19, 2017 05:45 AM)
I have been receiving calls from someone purporting to be with Panda Tech Support. I know better than to give them remote access so I tell them I'm n...
Comment by Roscoe on Beware Fake Tech Support Scammers (February 19, 2017 12:24 AM)
Bob, another scam MAY be running through a payments processor called Uplink. They send you an email telling you a subscription is coming up for renewa...
Comment by Des West on Beware Fake Tech Support Scammers (February 18, 2017 10:31 PM)
As alwys Bob, an informative report. I would like to advise of a suspected scam on Friday 17th. I got a phone call from a person who said he was fr...
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Unless there are special, unannounced limitations to the free version, Macrium Reflect is even better than that. It isn't limited to NTFS files : ht...
Comment by James L. Thornton on Beware Fake Tech Support Scammers (February 18, 2017 08:20 PM)
I get those calls weekly. I let them say two or three words to recognize who is calling and then by the fourth or fifth word I have already hit the of...
Comment by carmen on Beware Fake Tech Support Scammers (February 18, 2017 07:14 PM)
I thought this was old news :), since I hadn't had a call like this in a while, but JUST NOW someone "from Microsoft" called to tell me that my comput...
Comment by Therrito on Beware Fake Tech Support Scammers (February 18, 2017 03:02 PM)
The second to last section should be titled "Update and run full anti-malware scans" as some people may not have the latest update(s) yet. In the las...
Comment by Bob Greene on Beware Fake Tech Support Scammers (February 18, 2017 11:37 AM)
Phone scammers also may use scanning software which picks up active VOIP connections in use. Although this is not a line tap, it does alert the scamme...
Comment by Phase 1 on Beware Fake Tech Support Scammers (February 18, 2017 10:40 AM)
Thanks, once again, for keeping us on top of these things Bob. I have never received a call like this but my philosophy with anything like this assum...

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